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Because there are other things happening in the world besides election politics — like fooling with Mother Nature.
via MSNBC PhotoBlog
(credit: Joji Otaki / EPA caption:  This handout photo, released Tuesday, shows a healthy adult pale grass blue butterfly (top) and a mutated variety (bottom). Severe mutations were found in butterflies collected near Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.)
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Because there are other things happening in the world besides election politics — like fooling with Mother Nature.

via MSNBC PhotoBlog

(credit: Joji Otaki / EPA caption: This handout photo, released Tuesday, shows a healthy adult pale grass blue butterfly (top) and a mutated variety (bottom). Severe mutations were found in butterflies collected near Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.)

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Two weddings, two wedding pictures taken at inopportune moments (depending on how you look at it).

I have more hope for the couple in front of the tornado.

Top photo via Time Newsfeed

Bottom photo via NBC Today Show

(Top photo credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images caption: Newly married couple Tim and Beth Alberts get caught-up in a protest in downtown Chicago on the eve of the NATO summit on May 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Bottom photo credit: Cate Eighmey Photography caption: Kansas couple catches tornado in wedding photo. When Candra and Caleb walked down the aisle for the first time together as husband and wife, the bride, a Nebraska native, also saw her very first tornado, and the photographer snapped her first wedding twister.)

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Magnum photographer Alex Webb has some pretty cool photos of Treece, Kansas at The New York Times Magazine. Treece is now an abandoned town deemed toxic due to nearby mining industries. There’s a Chernobyl quality to Webb’s work: heavy and atmospheric. But one of my favorites is the bottom photo of a magazine left behind in a demolished building. “I’m pregnant but I’m virgin.” Sort of like the Reece, Kansas residents: getting screwed without the fun part.

via The New York Times Magazine

(credit: Alex Webb/ Magnum caption top photo: The last vacant house in an almost-empty town awaits demolition. caption bottom photo: The K.D.H.E. hired wrecking crews to demolish the last few buildings in town. Among other concerns, they feared meth dealers would set up labs in empty homes, which is what happened years earlier when Picher was abandoned.)

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Greenpeace gets the results of the Freedom of Information Act request for government documents related to the BP Gulf Coast oil spill. The result is many terrible photos of oil soaked wildlife not previously seen by the public. 
And this photo, which, admittedly, is a bit of a downer. But why was it withheld? 
via The Huffington Post
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Greenpeace gets the results of the Freedom of Information Act request for government documents related to the BP Gulf Coast oil spill. The result is many terrible photos of oil soaked wildlife not previously seen by the public.

And this photo, which, admittedly, is a bit of a downer. But why was it withheld?

via The Huffington Post

(credit: none available online)

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 It’s funny, weather is probably one of the hardest subjects to photograph, even though it’s a visual cliché, but when someone does it this well, it’s worth looking.
via  CNN PhotoBlog’s gallery on the work of weather photographer Jim Reed. Just gorgeous photography. 
(credit: Jim Reed caption: “I never had a goal to become a storm chaser. I liked photographing our changing climate, I like photographing the weather. It was so satisfying that I stuck with it and started to do it on my own. I was the journalist interviewing the climatologists and meteorologists and legendary storm chasers, then all of sudden I was doing it and I was the one being interviewed. It made me realize how passionate I am about our weather.”)
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It’s funny, weather is probably one of the hardest subjects to photograph, even though it’s a visual cliché, but when someone does it this well, it’s worth looking.

via CNN PhotoBlog’s gallery on the work of weather photographer Jim Reed. Just gorgeous photography.

(credit: Jim Reed caption: “I never had a goal to become a storm chaser. I liked photographing our changing climate, I like photographing the weather. It was so satisfying that I stuck with it and started to do it on my own. I was the journalist interviewing the climatologists and meteorologists and legendary storm chasers, then all of sudden I was doing it and I was the one being interviewed. It made me realize how passionate I am about our weather.”)

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Daesung Lee, an international photojournalist, spent two months photographing the people of Ghoramara Island, located in the Ganges Delta region in India’s West Bengal state. The island has been dramatically affected by global climate change.

The first photo is wonderful: the clump the boy is sitting on looks just like a wave. In the second photo, the whole problem in miniature.

via CNN Photos

(photo credit: Daesung Lee/Sipa Press caption: Daesung Lee, an international photojournalist, spent two months photographing the people of Ghoramara Island, located in the Ganges Delta region in India’s West Bengal state. The island has been dramatically affected by global climate change.)

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I don’t know who stages these things, but they should get another job.

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I don’t know who stages these things, but they should get another job.

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Message for those who want to drill in national parks:  Thank you for the holiday weekend!
Via Charlotte Observer
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Message for those who want to drill in national parks: Thank you for the holiday weekend!

Via Charlotte Observer

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Tags #drilling    #ecology    #green    #oil    #ecology    #economy    #environment    #politics    #photojournalism   

Bag’s Take-Away:

The sweet smell of plutonium in the morning? But really, not saying the raging fire bearing down on Los Alamos weapons lab a series threat — just a serious warning, courtesy of an apocalypic-ish pic, about nuke technology in all its flavors. …Just as Cuomo.

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The sweet smell of plutonium in the morning?

But really, not saying the raging fire bearing down on Los Alamos weapons lab a series threat — just a serious warning, courtesy of an apocalypic-ish pic, about nuke technology in all its flavors. …Just as Cuomo.

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Tags #nuclear    #nuclear weapons    #Los Alamos    #fire    #environment    #ecology    #green    #news    #media    #photojournalism    #Cuomo    #current affairs    #New Mexico   

Bag’s Take-Away:
Was waiting for it to happen: Fukushima Prefecture kids get their own portable dosimeters.  (Any similarity to the iPod, I assume, is strictly coincidental.)
(photo: Kyodo News Service caption: Children in the town of Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, on June 21, 2011, hold compact dosimeters donated by Kinki University in Osaka Prefecture. The dosimeters are scheduled to be distributed to some 1,500 children and teachers at schools and nurseries in the town from the following day in the wake of radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in the vicinity stemming from the March 11 quake and tsunami disaster. Part of the town has been designated an evacuation area by the central government.)
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Was waiting for it to happen: Fukushima Prefecture kids get their own portable dosimeters.  (Any similarity to the iPod, I assume, is strictly coincidental.)

(photo: Kyodo News Service caption: Children in the town of Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, on June 21, 2011, hold compact dosimeters donated by Kinki University in Osaka Prefecture. The dosimeters are scheduled to be distributed to some 1,500 children and teachers at schools and nurseries in the town from the following day in the wake of radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in the vicinity stemming from the March 11 quake and tsunami disaster. Part of the town has been designated an evacuation area by the central government.)

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